Reading this morning in the blogs about Android 2.3 rumors, I can't help but sigh with the realization that it doesn't really matter to me whether Android 2.3 is released soon or not. Nor does it really matter what new features it contains. In the end, it isn't up to me to decide whether or not I'd like to take advantage of the update. The flawed business model of mobile OS is in the way. In all reality, I may never see that update and I will have nothing to say about that. Can you imagine if, in order to update Windows 7 on my laptop, I had to wait for that update to go through Dell and then Comcast? Yet that is exactly what the mobile OS industry has provided us. They've provided us with a model where in order for me to do an "Android Update" which should be as simple as a Windows 7 "Windows Update" instead I have to wait on the bureaucracies of Sprint and my phone manufacturer. What a disappointment. Yes, I know root the phone. But I don't consider that to be a viable option for the mainstream, non-techie consumer. And it shouldn't take that in the first place. Carriers need to back out of the experience all together and at least leave this between the consumer and the cell manufacturer.